• Interactive Dialogue on Islam, Democracy and Muslim World: An Alternative Discourse

  • Memorandum of Understanding between Institute of Regional Studies, Islamabad And Defense and Strategic Studies Department, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad

  • Seminar on
    "Youth Symposium against Killer Robots"

Message of the Chairperson

Welcome to the Defence and Strategic Studies Department of Quiad-i-Azam University. DSS is home to a well-knitted and vibrant community of students, faculty, and staff. Our student body is diverse and create a positive impact in society. Our faculty comprises leading academics from various sub-disciplines within the field of International Studies. This diversity in both the faculty and student body, positions us to produce leading professionals for a variety of roles in the field of security studies, international politics and diplomacy. We are confident that our students of DSS will help us to further our mission of positively transforming the landscape of Pakistan.

About Us

The Department of Defence & Strategic Studies (DSS) was established in September 1980, with the dual aim of sponsoring academic studies in the field of strategic studies and promoting a culture of research amongst a mix of military and civilian students who will be trained in critical discourse development and policy analysis. Since its founding, the DSS has made a significant contribution in the development of a community of experts equipped with requisite academic knowledge and analytical ability to evaluate national, regional and international strategic environment, policies and security dynamics

Over the years, the Department has awarded M.Sc. degrees to more than 1000 civilians and around 150 officers of the Armed forces. The graduates have produced more than 80 well researched …….more >>